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FBI: Company bilked government after Hurricane Michael

Aug. 14, 2022 16:00 PM EDT

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — A Florida company with a former House speaker as a top executive allegedly charged local government millions of dollars for Hurricane Michael cleanup that it never performed, according to an FBI affidavit that was released last week as part of an ongoing investigation. ...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Aug. 14, 2022 11:11 AM EDT

Austin American-Statesman. August 14, 2022. Editorial: Texas Republicans must extend health care for new mothers after abortion ban Republican lawmakers who voted to ban abortion in Texas say they’re committed to protecting the health of pregnant women who are now...

Trump Organization, CFO's tax fraud trial set for October

Aug. 12, 2022 12:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Capping an extraordinary week in Donald Trump’s post-presidency, a New York judge ordered Friday that his company and its longtime finance chief stand trial in the fall on tax fraud charges stemming from a long-running criminal investigation into Trump’s business practices. ...

Las Vegas man indicted in Ponzi betting scheme out of Ohio

Aug. 11, 2022 20:20 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas man is facing federal charges for allegedly bilking dozens of Ohio residents out of millions of dollars in a sports betting Ponzi scheme. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Northern District of Ohio announced that 49-year-old Matthew Turnipseede was...

Feds: Man defrauded millions from Kansas DCF contractor

Aug. 11, 2022 13:20 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Federal officials allege that a New York man defrauded an organization that provides foster and adoption services to Kansas out of about $10.7 million. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Kansas filed a civil asset forfeiture case Aug. 1 alleging that William Whymark...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Aug. 11, 2022 12:52 PM EDT

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. August 10, 2022. Editorial: Primary turnout is a good sign Anecdotal evidence on Tuesday suggested a high level of interest in this year’s primaries, with a number of people telling us their polling places were busy. That’s good news...

Sen. Graham fights subpoena in Georgia election probe

Aug. 10, 2022 17:40 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Prosecutors in Atlanta said they need a special grand jury to hear from U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham because he may be able to provide insight into the extent of any coordinated efforts to influence the results of the 2020 general election in Georgia. Fulton County Chief...

Kaul, Toney AG race likely to turn on broader issues

Aug. 10, 2022 17:18 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul will have to go through an experienced Republican prosecutor to win a second term this fall in a race that will likely turn on the candidates' stances on broader issues such as abortion, gun restrictions and crime. Fond du...

Sentencing set for naturopath who sold fake vaccine cards

Aug. 10, 2022 16:02 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A naturopathic doctor charged with selling fake COVID-19 immunization treatments and fraudulent vaccination cards will be sentenced in November after a California judge on Wednesday denied her motion to withdraw her plea agreement. Juli A. Mazi, of Napa,...

Man who performed illegal autopsies can't work in Kansas

Aug. 10, 2022 14:23 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man convicted of performing illegal autopsies has been permanently banned from doing business in the state and ordered to pay more than $700,000 in restitution and fines, Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced Wednesday. Shawn Parcells, 42, who lived...